I enjoyed today quite a bit more than yesterday, even though it broke no new ground (except John’s absurd suggestion that he donate his heart to Brady). It felt less rushed, as we lingered over the painful reactions and repercussions of the accident. I still wish we had a little more buildup, everyone worrying about the health crises for the two men — and the cause of the accident — before moving on to the drama of the organ donation.
I thought Suzanne Rogers and John Aniston knocked it out of the park.
It was obvious Victor was angry on her behalf, that she was put in this position, so much so he wouldn’t even press her for Brady’s sake. I loved her dialogue about whichever one she chooses, she is condemning the other to death. How can she do that to Victor’s grandson — but how could she do that to Eric, either, and be able to look Marlena, and Caroline, and Roman in the eye afterwards? Great stuff for two old pros.
I’m guessing the antibiotic course of treatment for Eric, risky and experimental as it supposedly is (of course — what other kind of treatment is there on soaps?), will give Maggie her out.
I really liked the little moment with JJ overhearing the news about Daniel, and going to tell Jennifer. I think this should be some good drama for her. And JJ is being so sweet and supportive. I love him.
As far as Chabby goes, the less said, the better. This is pretty much how I feel about how this paternity reveal is playing out:
It’s so anticlimactic.
Kate and Billy have such a great rapport, that even in this dopey story it comes through. But I can’t take much more of asshole Chad. Please let this end.
Finally, the teens were a good distraction from the doom and gloom at the hospital. This is what passes for “light” material these days: “My parents are getting divorced.” “Well, my dad just died and my mom got arrested for murder.”
When they moved on to talking about bullying, it felt happy in comparison.